this is the 2007 ukrainian entry for the eurovision song contest in helsinki:
drag act verka serduchka (real name: Andriy Danylko) was voted for by television viewers and a jury in the studio. despite the previous success of israel's dana international, many ukrainians are worried that sending a drag queen to finland will damage the reputation of the country. o dear o dear o dear.
current online reports include:
wiki on serduchka
blog on contemporary ukrainian culture & music
the only reference to the row is currently a bbc video that my computer doesn't want to let me see. finally, a radio free europe analysis of eurovision itself.